civil-civicExperimental duo Civil Civic – Australians in European exile Aaron Cupples and Benjamin Green – gives us a taste of their twisted cosmic ecstasy, with this psychotropic new video, by Morgan Beringer, for ‘The Mirror’, a complex and yet instantly memorable, disco infused, timeless electro-rock number.

Speaking of ‘The Mirror’ – the second track to be revealed from the duo’s long-awaited second album, ‘The Test’, due October 14 via Gross Domestic Product – guitarist Aaron Cupples reveals…“With this track we attempt to escape the laws of gravity and penetrate the mind of god…Not an easy task when you only have a couple of beaten up guitars and an early 90’s rave synthesiser. We enlisted Morgan Beringer to realise a euphoric and extraordinary abstracted vision and he really came through with the goods. The final crescendo is as close as you can get to witnessing the cataclysmic alchemy of elements in the heart of a supernova while sat comfortably in front of your computer.”civil-civic1Director Morgan Beringer says: “The video was created using a wide variety of time-based effects and extensive layering / colouring. The source imagery consisted of several still macro photographs taken in a cemetery park, in addition to further macro shots taken of various stones and minerals in a studio, and footage taken from a selection of public domain feature films and iconic photographs.

These were then interpolated across time in many different ways to create the resulting abstract imagery. The desired result is massively obscured imagery that hints at form but remains undefined for the most part. The break in the song leads a crescendo of the above methods as the speed is increased and the texture of the medium is focused upon, as though we are moving through/beyond the medium in question, breaking the mirror, seeing the edges of the film, etc. which leads us to a climax where the image is shattered and reformed, hinting at a process progression, breaking and reforming, proceeding through, transcending.”

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